Teaching Middle and High School

Before graduate school, for four years, I was a middle and high school teacher. I have taught students between the ages of 11 and 18 in Africa, America and Asia. Mostly I have taught history, but I have also worked as an English and Italian teacher. At my last position, in Singapore, I led monthly professional development sessions for beginning teachers.

Trying to grasp dabbing with some of my students in Singapore (2012)


Refugee Higher Education in Kenya & Rwanda

At Princeton, I have worked as the teaching assistant for Professor Jeremy Adelman’s Global History Lab (1300-present) online course for its 2017 and 2018 iterations.

In 2017, I taught refugee students in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. The project (in partnership with InZone at the University of Geneva) delivers higher education in refugee contexts through an online platform. I twice visited the camp to train the students, and “taught” them in weekly sessions via a mix of email, Whatsapp, and Skype calls. This work drew on my previous experiences with Baltimore’s Refugee Youth Project, where I helped tutor African refugee youth in the city’s public schools.

In 2018, we are partnering with Kepler to teach refugee students in Rwanda.

With my first students, in Haramaya, Ethiopia (2008)